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Institute for Women in Higher Education


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Institute for Women in Higher Education

  1. 1. Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Report by Participant: Wilma L. Jones, Associate Professor College of Staten Island/CUNY July 1999
  2. 2. Purpose of the Institute <ul><li>The Institute was established twenty-four years ago to improve the status of women at the middle & executive levels of higher education adminis-tration, levels at which women traditionally have been underrepresented. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants in the program are provided with skills and information pertinent to the management and governance of colleges and universities and with timely information and perspectives on teaching, research, and service. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. PARTICIPANTS <ul><li>74 participants from US and Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>25 faculty; 27 academic affairs;10 student service; 7 administrative services; 3 library; 7 other. </li></ul><ul><li>53 from public; 13 private; 9 church-related; 4 other. </li></ul><ul><li>48 with doctrate degrees; 29 with masters; 2 with bachelors. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FACULTY <ul><li>A diverse group of women and men drawn from government, foundations, professional associations, and colleges and universities throughout the United States. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The CURRICULUM <ul><li>Academic Environment addressed issues such as strategic planning, student and faculty development, and general education. </li></ul><ul><li>External Environment addressed political, social, and economic trends in higher education. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Environment addressed budgeting, accounting, staffing, and resource allocation. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development addressed the needs of the individual woman, including leadership skills, public speaking, and professional networks. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Themes <ul><li>LEADERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGE </li></ul><ul><li>DIVERSITY </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Lecture Hall <ul><li>The Carey Thomas Library Building. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>our lecture hall and break area below (The Cloisters) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Topics discussed within the Academic Environment Unit <ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Major Academic Change </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Academic Affairs and Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional mission </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing academic effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>learning communities and cooperative learning. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Leading Major Academic Change <ul><li>(1) invest in quality </li></ul><ul><li>(2) invest in student success </li></ul><ul><li>(3) invest in technology </li></ul><ul><li>(4) invest in Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>(5) promote identity and values. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation by Carol Cartwright, President of Kent State University </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Topics discussed within the External Environment Unit <ul><li>Higher Education and the Media: Crisis Management. </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for College </li></ul><ul><li>High Stakes Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing of Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment Management </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Discounting </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Issues in Higher Education </li></ul>
  11. 11. Topics discussed within the Institutional Environment Unit <ul><li>Financial Management </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Basics of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Endowment Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Fund Raising </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Management </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. Topics discussed within the Professional Development Unit <ul><li>Dimensions of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Career Mapping: resume advising; individual consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing Head & Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering Talents in Early Stage Faculty and Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>The Search Process, The Critical First Year and Negotiating Your Financial Package </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles of Women In Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Women & Leadership: Beyond the Double Bind </li></ul>
  13. 13. Design of the Course <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Study groups </li></ul><ul><li>Panel discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Films discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Special Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>A safe place to explore the self and one’s “fit” within one’s institution </li></ul><ul><li>Fireside Chats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions you have always wanted to ask a senior administrator </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. New Trends in Higher Ed <ul><li>Distance Learning Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Phoenix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jones International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Xerox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motorola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Express </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post-Tenure Review </li></ul><ul><li>High stakes testing </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating financial aid advisement into academic counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Discounting </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Classroom <ul><li>Your future senior administrators and consultants </li></ul>
  16. 16. Group Study <ul><li>Group study would take place after dinner at 7:00pm. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working on developing a proposal for a grant. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Social Hour <ul><li>Cocktails at Pen Y Groes: Bryn Mawr’s Presidential Home </li></ul>
  18. 18. Graduation Day: July 22, 1999 <ul><li>Lifting As </li></ul><ul><li>We Climb: </li></ul><ul><li>The Class </li></ul><ul><li>of 1999 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lessons Gained <ul><li>A broader knowledge of management and leadership in higher education institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of the financial and business management </li></ul><ul><li>Career mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Learned more about my self, especially my weak points & limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Learned more about interpersonal and organizational dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Learned more about developing proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of the meaning of Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Fund-raising strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired better networking skills </li></ul>
  20. 20. Personal Goals <ul><li>I. Pursue a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, with a focus in leadership and policy. </li></ul><ul><li>II.       Volunteer or seek election to serve on a school or college board to gain experience in working with boards. </li></ul><ul><li>III.       V olunteer or seek an appointment to an accreditation body to gain experience in working with accreditation teams. </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Get involved with CUNY committees or programs that will expand my knowledge of other areas in higher education with which I am unfamiliar. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Suggestions for CSI <ul><ul><li>I.          Promote and market CSI programs to the community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example, television advertisements on NY-1 do not promote the degree programs we offer, i.e. successful programs such as education, nursing; make available toll-free number and websites on the advertisements; place inserts of course offerings in the Staten Island Advance; advertise with more posters, Billboards on Staten Island expressways, and on Staten Island buses;publish messages from the President on EUREKA (e.g. convocation or graduation speech, etc.). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>II.        Increase communications/dialogue with campus community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: include faculty at the onset of discussions, initiatives, new projects; make strategic plan available and accessible to everyone; promote tuition discounting; integrate financial-aid advisement with academic counseling, publish messages from the President every semester on EUREKA and on e-mail, including highlights from convocation and graduation speeches. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>III.       Continue to foster and promote the professional development of faculty and staff on and off campus . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I hope that CSI will continue to identify faculty and staff members, annually, to attend management and professional development programs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Suggestions, continued. <ul><ul><li>IV. Pursue the development of a diverse workforce. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to pursue the development of a diverse workforce. A more diverse administration will also have an impact on the retention and advancement of a diverse faculty and staff. In addition, diversity awareness training is needed for faculty and staff in supervisory positions on a continual basis. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V.    Continue dialogue with alumni and retired faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: provide convenient and inexpensive services that will keep alumni and retired faculty and staff members informed of activities on campus, i.e. discounts to use facilities or attend activities on campus, e-mail accounts; etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to support the Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to support the Library in its endeavors to best serve the needs of the curriculum, to provide quality service to students and faculty, and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who use the facility. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Books Recommended: A Selective Bibliography <ul><li>Mega-Universities & Knowledge Media by John Daniel (1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Fund Raising for Higher Education: The Advancement of Learning . Edited by Frank H.T. Rhodes. (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond the Double Bind by Kathleen Jamieson (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday Revolutionaries: Working Women & the Transformation of American Life by Sally Helgesen (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Men and Women of the Corporation by Rosabeth Kanter (1977) </li></ul><ul><li>Real Power: Stages of Personal Power in Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>by Janet Hagbert (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>The Fifth Discipline : the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. by Peter M. Senge, 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn (1995) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Recommended Web Sites <ul><li>Pew Learning and Technology Program </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Education Acreditation Council </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Policy Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Urban University Portfolio Project </li></ul><ul><li>American Council of Education </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation Center </li></ul>